Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One Step Enough for Me

You know the grass is greener... Maggie wants to be outside all the time, but because we have no fence, she can only go when we are able to go with her.  But Chipper, because many who come here, including me, are allergic to cats, must stay out when the weather is good and in her basement hideaway the rest of the time. She wants to come indoors. We can't please either one of them. It is pathetic to see them staring at each other through the door, each one of them thinking, one step is enough for me. It will get me to where I want to go.  And each one wondering why the other one gets to do what she wants.

Are we ever satisfied with our life situations? Hardly. One can hear people griping all the time about what just isn't fair.  LIFE IS NOT FAIR!  Or, did you ever think of it this way? "Everything is fair to someone." That is what Andy Stanley says.

Not only do we want everything to be fair, but we want to know what is going to happen. We fear that which we do not we worry day after day.

Max Lucado writes a short piece each day. This one made me stop and think a while. I will try to keep this in mind, until I can live it:

One Step Enough for Me

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of the New York Times during the second World War. Because of the world conflict, he found it almost impossible to sleep. He was never able to get worries from his mind until he adopted as his motto these five words:  “One step enough for me” . . .taken from the old hymn, “Lead Kindly Light.”
“Lead, kindly Light. . .
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.”

God isn’t going to let you see the distant scene either. So you might as well quit looking for it. He promises a lamp to our feet, not a crystal ball into the future. We don’t need to know what will happen tomorrow. We only need to know He leads us.  As Hebrews 4:16 promises, “we will find grace to help us when we need it.”

Max Lucado

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